The best advice I can give future teachers is to never stop learning. The energy and passion that exudes from an active learner is contagious to students. When you are learning, you model this for your students.
Someone once asked me if I had a hobby. The only thing I could come up with was that learning is my hobby. I love to learn and I think this is important for all teachers to love learning and love BEING a learner. When I have met teachers who are not learners...it shows.
|Rae learning about IBM computers at the Computer History Museum |
in Mountain View, California.
I am out of the classroom now, but when I attend an EdCamp or other professional development I always come back and try something with kids. Whether it is creating green screen videos, 3D printing or blogging on a new topic, I love sharing my learning with students.
|Rae's new R2D2 Google Cardboard!|
That is my goal, more smiles on student faces.